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Yeah... Dave thinks anything and  everything is about Bruce though. 

About 3 years ago I had an active thread on songs about Springsteen. It was great fun to find extra tracks. I though I would give an update as I have nearly 200 tracks now. The attached is my lis

Traveling Wilburys Tweeter and The Monkey Man - Bob Dylan and Tom Petty having some lyrical fun  

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On 1/29/2018 at 12:23 AM, LONDONCALLING said:

Yeah I am slightly conflicted as I think you could put most of gaslight anthems songs in there thematically but this is a fair cop. I'll add it.

I'm also adding Barfruit Blues by The Hold Steady which I sat on the fence about:

Holly can't speak
She don't feel all that sweet
About the places she sometimes has to go to get some sleep
She said "I'm sorry, people think I'm pretty." These clever kids are killing me
For one they ain't that clever
Number two, it really sucks when you get stuck here with these Trevors
This was supposed to be a party
Half the crowd is calling out for Born to Run
the other half is calling out for Born to Lose

Baby, we were born to choose
We got the last call bar band really really really big decision blues
We were born to bruise.

 

there's also

'tramps like us/and we like tramps/charlemagne's got something in his sweatpants'

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The Ark - Singing 'bout the city

It's the Springsteen curse but this time it's in reverse
Life's a pity in the city
Hell, what does Bruce know about spruce?

 


Lana Del Rey - American

"Springsteen is the king, don't you think?"
I was like, "Hell yeah, that guy can sing."

 

 

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10 hours ago, stillilllife said:

The Ark - Singing 'bout the city

It's the Springsteen curse but this time it's in reverse
Life's a pity in the city
Hell, what does Bruce know about spruce?

 


Lana Del Rey - American

"Springsteen is the king, don't you think?"
I was like, "Hell yeah, that guy can sing."

 

 

Thanks Ark need adding.

Lana is in already with this and flip side 

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On 29/01/2018 at 8:11 AM, Driver said:

Hello from Switzerland.

One of the best known bands in Switzerland is called Züri West. They released 1991 the album Arturo Bandini which includes the song " Es hätt es eelechs Lied gä"

The title means "it would have been a honest song". A glass of red wine fell over the typewriter so the song is gone now... if this would not have happened, it would have been a honest song... better then Springsteen and Dylan... 

It's a funny and good song

thanks got that now

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A trawl through some other lyrics sites (searching on Springsteen) had a rich seam of additional tracks ( some 90+ extra compared to the earlier spread sheet).
(I still have a few more outstanding but I cannot verify them at present)
 
Some do not have physical releases  and are accessible on itunes or record label sites, Then some I can only track through youtube (especially when they were old vinyl releases), bandcamp or mixtapes(what hip-hop call bootleg type releases).
At time of compiling this I have also come across Rich Lynch Band about to release Those Days which references Bruce amongst many other musical influences (richlynchband.com) as seen in a thread near here.

The extras are here

Singing 'Bout the City

The Ark In Full Regalia 2010  
Johnny Set Em Up Bagatelle 25th Anniversary Collection 2007  
Go Mellowhigh Website Download 2014  
Nett Flanders Cro Melodie 2014  
Rock'n'Roller 2 Quebonafide Eklektyka 2016  
Difference Childish Gambino Culdesac 2010  
American Dream Big L L Corleone 2011  
Guitar Melody (Prod. TEC BEATZ) (DatPiff Exclusive) CyHi The Prynce Black Hystori Project 2014  
Cover Caparezza Museica 2014  
Dead Presidents Freestyle Lupe Fiasco Lupe The Jedi 2006  
The Best Fears of Our Lives Dylan Owen There's More To Life 2015  
Photograph Jacob Banks The Boy Who Cried Freedom - EP 2017  
Rebuild e-dubble Rebuild - Single 2015  
Christmas In 'Hampton DubleAADank Christmas In 'Hampton - Single 2017  
The Blackboard (feat. Faust & Shortee) Supastition The Blackboard 2013  
Hot Tub Rhyme Machine KOOL A.D O.K. 1 2016  
Oh Sam The Vasco Era Lucille 2010  
In My Hood (feat. Marcel Jackson) Sevin P4MH: Church in tha Jungle 2017  
Run Blackjack Billy, The Road Hammers, Doc Walker Run 2014  
Transit Van Seamus Moore The Best of Seamus Moore 1990  
Mac 15s Westside Gunn Hitler Wears Hermes V 2017  
Classics (Die Young) Roadkill Ghost Choir False Youth Etcetera 2017  
Lo Spezzalinguaggio Lord Madness Website Download 2017  
Young and Famous Major Van Winkle Push Pushin' - EP 2014  
Best Kept Secret (Feat. Legacy) Little Brother And Justus For All 2008  
Freestyle (Stretch And Bobbito Radio Show) Ghostface Killah & Method Man Stretch And Bobbito Radio Show 1994  
Johnny Cash (feat. Scavenger Hunt) RAC EGO 2017  
Es Hutt Es Eerlechs Lied Ga  Zuri West Arturo Bandini 1991  
Outro Spose Preposterously Dank (Remastered) 2008  
Monkey Ish (R.I.P. Pimp C) Stalley Lincoln Way Nights 2011  
New Dodge Remix Serengeti Dennehy 2006  
Cowboys Pirates Musketeers (Live) Milow Silver Linings (Deluxe Edition) 2014  
American Dream (feat. Jon Connor) Bobby Capri American Dream (feat. Jon Connor) - Single 2015  
Esercizio di stile (feat. Gue' Pequeno & Marracash) Jake La Furia Musica commerciale 2013  
4th Chapter Jared Evan The 4th Chapter 2012  
Shining Star Sunz of Man The Old Testament 2006  
Alien's Landing Emily's Army Swim - EP 2014  
Zero Bluvertigo Zero 1999  
Soci (feat. DJ Enzo) Chief & Soci Il Mondo Che Non C'√® 1997  
The Nameless Yea Big & Kid Static Yea Big & Kid Static - The Future's Looking Grim 2014  
T'avrei voluta ancora Endrigo Buona Tempesta - EP 2015  
Alles Gl√ºck der Welt Jupiter Jones Raum um Raum (Bonustrack Version) 2004  
Doppelg√§nger Rodgau Monotones Sportsm√§nner 1986  
Breaking Records Meghan Patrick Grace & Grit 2016  
Les patates Mononc' Serge Mourir pour le Canada 1998  
Sasha Banks Hot Dad Wrestle 2017  
Elevator Music Jay Kila Elevator Music - Single 2017  
FM Radio Dar Williams Emerald 2015  
Fakest Year Ever Squadda B I Smoke Because I Dont Care About Death 2011  
Ann Arbor. Mi. Half Japanese Half Gentlemen / Not Beasts 2013  
Come On USA Kirin J Callinan Embracism 2013  
Something Tonight Taylor Acorn Put It in a Song - EP 2017  
Where It Comes from (feat. Jordan Phillips) Seth Alley From the Inside Out - EP 2017  
Goodbye and Good Luck Jon Patrick Walker & Will Chase High Fidelity (Original Broadway Cast Recording) 2007  
For the Road Blackout Problems Gods - EP 2014  
La Guerra Que Vendra (Remasterizado) Luis Eduardo Aute Segundos Fuera (Remasterizado) 1989  
Why? Prophet Demos Lost In The Attic 2017  
Your Kid Committed Suicide Because You Suck AxCx It Just Gets Worse 2009  
17 And 33 Nine Days Flying the Corporate Jet (First Class Upgrade Edition) 2003  
Sweet As a Peach Lee Spitzer Beautiful Androids 2011  
Thrift Store Jesus Heath McNease Thrift Store Jesus 2012  
Heartbeat Like a Train Brett Fromson Heartbeat Like a Train - EP 2014  
Gun$ Drug$ & Hoe$ Adonni$ Gun$ Drug$ & Hoe$ - Single 2014  
Mindless Timeless (feat. HFX) HQA Baguvix 2016  
Photo Soul Decay Noah23 Jupiter Sajitarius 2004  
Nacido para Ganar Arta Rap en Vena 2013  
E Street Beaumont Nothing - EP 2016  
Le c≈ìur Hartigan & Mani Deiz Purgatoire 2017  
270 No Dice The Words You Never Said - EP 2015  
King Nicky's (feat. Andre Nickatina) Mac Dre Mac Dre "Is" Pill Clinton 2007  
On the Jersey Shore The Key of Awesome The Key of Awesome 2010  
Girl With the Oversized Ear The Bon Scotts Oddernity 2010  
Our Love Bruce McCulloch Shame-Based Man 1995  
Under the Influence Brian Davis Under the Influence 2012  
A Moment of Peace Jarrod Gorbel Ten Years Older EP 2010  
Lost In NY (Bonus) Ryland Rose Wall Street 2012  
The List John McCutcheon Hail to the Chief 2003  
Sing That Song Again Glen Templeton Sing That Song Again - Single 2012  
Fuck the Neighbors Adrenalin O.D. Humungousfungusamongus 1986  
VI Som √Ñr Kvar Ulf Lundell Club Zebra 2002  
Der Stau Georg Ringsgwandl Vogelwild 1992  
Automatic Blue Thea Gilmore Murphy's Heart 2010  
Ask Somebody (feat. Ty Dolla Sign & Tony Yayo) Consequence Ask Somebody (feat. Ty Dolla Sign & Tony Yayo) - Single 2016  
Being Cool Kimya Dawson My Cute Fiend Sweet Princess 2004  
Yo Yo Yo The Beatnuts Take It or Squeeze It 2001  
Addi Addi Addi Vybz Kartel The Teacher's Back 2008  
Orphan Rocker Urthboy Smokey's Haunt (Bonus Version) 2012  
They Charli Baltimore Cold As Ice 1999  
Morgan Blu (feat. Blu) Tanya Morgan Brooklynati 2009  
Fillmoe - Vallejo Andre Nickatina & Mac Dre A Tale of Two Andres 2008  
Always the Busker Jon English 6 Ribbons - The Ultimate Collection 1978  
Tony Danza Coast LoCastro One 2 One 2 2017  
Hurt This Way Lifehouse Out Of The Wasteland 2015  
Roll On Slow Glen Hansard Between Two Shores 2018
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For anyone interested

Updated spreadsheet attached the original spreadsheet plus additions above sorted by artist name.

On a cursory listen , no  real gems stand out from the additions ( so more of the same)

Most of these are generic hip-hop/rap mentioning Springsteen in regard to blue jeans, masculinity or money.

Others are country rock/ pop which tend to make nostalgic reference to teenage years / rites of passage listening to Springsteen or simply refer to driving when listening.

Songs About Springsteen 6 Feb 2018.xlsx

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1 hour ago, DaveNJ95 said:

Unless it's been officially debunked by the fans here, Bruce is believed to be the metaphoric "Eagle" in Solsbury Hill by Peter Gabriel. 

Seems unlikely

From rolling stone interview 2011

 

On a very random point, I've always read that "Solsbury Hill" was inspired not only by your decision to quit Genesis – but a Bruce Springsteen concert you saw in London in 1975. Is there any truth to that?
I'm trying to think, because I think that was written prior . . . I don't know. I saw Bruce's first gig in London, I think at the Odeon house. That blew me away. Second only in my favorite gig list to Otis Redding in 1967. But I don't think it's connected to "Solsbury Hill."

The story goes that Bruce is the "eagle that flew out of the nest" and you were so inspired that you wanted to leave Genesis and do your own thing. Is that just a bunch of hogwash?
I think that is hogwash. Because when I left Genesis, I just wanted to be out of the music business. I felt like I was just in the machinery. We knew what we were going to be doing in 18 months or two years ahead. I just did not enjoy that. 

I remember that once I met Bruce at CBS. He had an armful of Roy Orbison records under his elbow. So I think he drew from rich veins of rock history and absorbed and pulled them together in a very interesting way with a great band. 

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36 minutes ago, DaveNJ95 said:

Ah well, even none other than Dave Marsh said it was about Bruce.

Yeah... Dave thinks anything and  everything is about Bruce though. 

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Apologies if mentioned already, but the first and last tracks on The Monitor by Titus Andronicus both have a reference:

  • A More Perfect Union: No, I never wanted to change the world, but I'm looking for a new New Jersey / Because tramps like us, baby we were born to diiiiieee!!!
  • The Battle of Hampton Roads: And I've destroyed everything that wouldn't make me more like Bruce Springsteen
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10 hours ago, At The Border Guy said:

Apologies if mentioned already, but the first and last tracks on The Monitor by Titus Andronicus both have a reference:

  • A More Perfect Union: No, I never wanted to change the world, but I'm looking for a new New Jersey / Because tramps like us, baby we were born to diiiiieee!!!
  • The Battle of Hampton Roads: And I've destroyed everything that wouldn't make me more like Bruce Springsteen

I had the final track but not the tramps reference in the first track

Thanks

 

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